Connection Timed Out (Server) EFNET ONLY

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arleslie
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Connection Timed Out (Server) EFNET ONLY

Postby arleslie » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:33 pm

Everytime I try to connect to a server on EFnet, I get connection timed out.
There are only ONE server that allow me to connect.

irc.inter.net.il - Used to allow my connection now reports Connection Timed Out
efnet.cs.hut.fi - Closing Link: 127.0.0.1 (You are not authorised to use this server)
irc.du.se - Accepts the connection

All the other servers just report Connection Timed Out.

I have talked to #help and they have no idea other then it might be a DNS issue.
But thats kind of out seeming it only affects EFnet.

I have no problems connecting with other IRC servers, only this one.
I'm using a 3G connection from Verizon Wireless, IP Range: 75.50.50.1-75.255.255.255

Trace to irc.du.se

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  1    85 ms   162 ms    74 ms  64.sub-66-174-168.myvzw.com [66.174.168.64]
  2    81 ms    83 ms   107 ms  127.sub-66-174-168.myvzw.com [66.174.168.127]
  3    64 ms    80 ms    87 ms  202.sub-69-83-43.myvzw.com [69.83.43.202]
  4    74 ms    84 ms    77 ms  194.sub-66-174-37.myvzw.com [66.174.37.194]
  5    90 ms    79 ms    79 ms  106.sub-66-174-36.myvzw.com [66.174.36.106]
  6    74 ms    88 ms    89 ms  161.sub-66-174-38.myvzw.com [66.174.38.161]
  7    81 ms    80 ms    81 ms  253.sub-69-83-33.myvzw.com [69.83.33.253]
  8    78 ms    82 ms    82 ms  12.89.31.61
  9   106 ms   106 ms   101 ms  cr1.ormfl.ip.att.net [12.122.143.46]
 10   116 ms   102 ms   100 ms  cr2.attga.ip.att.net [12.122.31.29]
 11   232 ms    71 ms    96 ms  ggr3.attga.ip.att.net [12.122.140.145]
 12   110 ms    98 ms   102 ms  192.205.36.74
 13   103 ms   101 ms    98 ms  sl-crs2-atl-0-6-2-0.sprintlink.net [144.232.20.114]
 14   145 ms   120 ms   123 ms  sl-crs2-dc-0-4-0-1.sprintlink.net [144.232.8.161]
 15   111 ms   115 ms   113 ms  sl-st20-ash-9-0-0.sprintlink.net [144.232.18.228]
 16   124 ms   113 ms   114 ms  sl-tele22-4-0.sprintlink.net [144.223.246.210]
 17   137 ms   122 ms   124 ms  nyc9-core-1.pos1-0-0.swip.net [130.244.207.217]
 18   215 ms   206 ms   274 ms  130.244.218.141
 19   228 ms   218 ms   215 ms  gbg-core-1.pos6-0-0.swip.net [130.244.207.141]
 20   224 ms   219 ms   228 ms  bck-core-1.tengigabiteth9-0-0.swip.net [130.244.218.182]
 21   260 ms   346 ms   347 ms  oke1-core-1.pos4-0.swip.net [130.244.195.174]
 22   257 ms   216 ms   217 ms  130.244.53.50
 23   228 ms   219 ms   220 ms  oke1-gw8.dax.net [193.216.252.126]
 24     *              *             *       Request timed out.
arleslie
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Re: Connection Timed Out (Server) EFNET ONLY

Postby arleslie » Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:17 pm

By the way, its not a DNS issue as I have no problem doing NSLOOKUPS on any server from my computer.

...I cant find the edit link so I had to make a new reply
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Handle With Care
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Re: Connection Timed Out (Server) EFNET ONLY

Postby Handle With Care » Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:08 pm

Since you got into #help some server connected you. Servers are not always consistent with whom they allow. Suggest trying it sever-by-server from list at http://www.efnet.org/?module=servers
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arleslie
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Re: Connection Timed Out (Server) EFNET ONLY

Postby arleslie » Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:20 pm

Handle With Care wrote:Since you got into #help some server connected you. Servers are not always consistent with whom they allow. Suggest trying it sever-by-server from list at http://www.efnet.org/?module=servers
I got into the #help channel via webchat.
and I have done server-by-server thats how I got that ONE server, its the only one that let me connect.
I know servers are consistent, but why would they ban an entire ISP over 99% of efnet?
As Im on a dynamic IP and no matter how many times I change my IP by disconnecting I still can't connect.
somthingobscure
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Re: Connection Timed Out (Server) EFNET ONLY

Postby somthingobscure » Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:18 pm

I've been having the same problem on the Verizon 3g network. After seeing this thread, I tried to find other servers beside the short list linked above.

I found a few more servers listed here: http://stats.efnet.org/

One that worked for me: irc2.choopa.net

Hope this helps.
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Re: Connection Timed Out (Server) EFNET ONLY

Postby phisher1 » Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:14 pm

I was one of the people who attempted to help you when you had this problem, and I do remember that you did eventually get connected with irc.du.se but I also remember you listing several other networks that you couldn't connect to in addition to EFnet. So, like I said in #help, this problem is most likely on your end.. rather your ISP's end. EFnet has close to 50,000 clients connected right now. If there was a mass connection issue on this network of individual servers, I doubt the user-base would be that high. Oh and.. I never suggested it was a DNS issue.
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au-
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Re: Connection Timed Out (Server) EFNET ONLY

Postby au- » Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:16 pm

I appear to have the same problem, I think it's just that some servers only accept connections from some regions to save bandwidth.

22* 22Looking up irc.homelien.no
22* 22Connecting to irc.homelien.no (195.159.0.90) port 6667...
21* 21Connection failed. Error: Connection timed out

I can connect to irc.du.se, however I think that it denies *.com. (I connect via .net.au).
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